Nairobi,KENYA:Minority leader John Mbadi has accused the speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi of delaying forwarding 16 percent amendment bill passed by parliament to the president to be assented to .
In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings Mbadi said that it is incorrect for parliament leadership to delay forwarding the bill to the president following the fact that the public is eagerly waiting for the aftermath of the bill as the president is obliged to take action on it.
“It is dishonest, it is unfair ,it is irresponsible ,because the people of Kenya are waiting ,for this bill to be taken to the president to take decision in one way or the other .”Mbadi said
The president has been quiet on that matter after completing his trip to China amid pressure that he relooks into the whole bill in bid to avert the looming crisis in the economy.
Mbadi indicated that Muturi should not use a leeway in the law which does not indicate timelines of presentation of the bill to the president .
“You know fourteen days kicks in, after the bill is taken to the president ,if the bill is still here in parliament ,it can take a year and nothing will happen to it.it is just a bill which was passed by parliament.”Mbadi said
He insisted that there is need for the parliamentary institution to take this matter with seriousness it deserves to avert further suffering to Kenyans.
He also warned on the external borrowing terming as ticking time bomb if caution is not taken as early as possible ;blaming the treasury for allowing debts that are bulging and ultimately exerting pressure on the economy.